Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

Explainer: Trump risks legal fight with emergency threat on wall

Explainer: Trump risks legal fight with emergency threat on wall

Published 18/02/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will almost certainly face legal challenges over his decision to declare a national emergency to get additional funding for [more…]

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar government using ‘abusive laws’ to…

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar government using ‘abusive laws’ to…

Published 15/02/2019

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s government under Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has used repressive laws to prosecute peaceful critics, dashing hopes that its first [more…]

Colombia cancels entrance cards for 300 Venezuelan Maduro supporters

Colombia cancels entrance cards for 300 Venezuelan Maduro supporters

Published 08/02/2019

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s migration office on Friday said it canceled over 300 daily entrance passes for Venezuelan politicians and their families who support President [more…]

Florida wins its first passing grade on annual gun-safety report card

Florida wins its first passing grade on annual gun-safety report card

Published 08/02/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Florida earned a passing grade for the first time on an annual gun-safety report card compiled by a prominent advocacy group, [more…]

Tales of power and injustice open a politically-charged Berlinale

Tales of power and injustice open a politically-charged Berlinale

Published 07/02/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - The ability of the weak to hold their own against the powerful loomed over the first day of the Berlinale, in which [more…]

China jailing of rights lawyer a ‘mockery’ of law, says rights group

China jailing of rights lawyer a ‘mockery’ of law, says rights group

Published 28/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Monday jailed prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang for 4-1/2 years for subversion of state power, a sentence denounced [more…]

Trump says he will declare an emergency if he doesn’t reach a…

Trump says he will declare an emergency if he doesn’t reach a…

Published 26/01/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would declare a national emergency if he doesn’t eventually reach a deal with Democrats on [more…]

Former Nissan boss Ghosn suffers ‘harsh’ treatment in jail: wife

Former Nissan boss Ghosn suffers ‘harsh’ treatment in jail: wife

Published 14/01/2019

(Reuters) - The wife of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) chairman Carlos Ghosn has urged New York-based Human Rights Watch to draw attention to [more…]

U.S. judge partially blocks Trump administration birth control rules

U.S. judge partially blocks Trump administration birth control rules

Published 14/01/2019

(Reuters) - A judge in California on Sunday partially blocked a set of Trump administration rules that allow employers to opt out of providing health [more…]

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

Published 13/01/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered [more…]